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    William Hooper Document Signed with engraving (5.75" x 9.25"). One page, 7.5" x 11", "North Carolina, Salisbury District," September 5, 1768. This court document charges John Noland with "an assault upon an John Stevens then and there being in the peace of God and our Sovereign Lord the King and him the said John Stevens then and there did Beat Wound and ill treat so that his life was greatly despaired of and then and there did other wrongs to the said John Stevens to his great Damage and against the peace of God and our Sovereign Lord the King his Crown and Dignity." Hooper signs in the lower margin, "Will Hooper Atty . . . [illegible]."

    Prior to the Revolutionary War, William Hooper was a well-respected North Carolina attorney, often representing the colonial government. One year after his involvement in this case, he was appointed Salisbury District's deputy attorney. Though he was slow to join the revolution against Great Britain, once he did he quickly took a leadership role. In 1774 he was appointed to represent North Carolina in the First, and then later the Second, Continental Congress. Although he lingered in North Carolina too long to vote for the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, he did arrive in time to sign it in early August. Docketing exists on the verso of this document. This document is darkly toned with archival tape repairs on the verso along folds.


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    April, 2015
    9th Thursday
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